Election 2014

Election 2014
7:41 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Dayton Seeks To Renew Income Tax, For Good This Time

Nan Whaley urged voters to pass Issue 6 in her first State of the City speech earlier this year.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Dayton voters will be asked to renew a .5 percent increase to the city’s income tax on Tuesday’s primary ballot.

Dayton’s income tax is currently 2.25 percent, but the permanent rate is 1.75 percent—the last half a percent has always been temporary. Voters have renewed it overwhelmingly four times since it was first passed in 1984.

City officials hope to cut the costs of bringing the tax to a vote in the future by asking voters to pass the increase with no time limit.

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6:00 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Moraine Economy Still “Dog-Paddling”: WYSO’s Lewis Wallace Talks To City Manager David Hicks

Moraine City Manager Dave Hicks says the city isn't out of the woods yet in terms of finances.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The City of Moraine is asking voters to approve a .5 percent increase to its municipal income tax in the Tuesday, May 6 primary election. Moraine City Manager David Hicks says the south Dayton town is in a tough spot financially—and still dealing with empty buildings and polluted superfund sites years after the departure of industry that created it.

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Election 2014
2:39 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

After Deep Cuts, Moraine Asks Workers To Pay In More

A photo of a 1927 advertisement for the city of Moraine posted in city hall; in addition to being an early industrial site in Dayton, David Hicks says it was considered a riverside getaway for Dayton residents.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The city of Moraine has an income tax levy coming up on the May 6, 2014 ballot that would increase the tax from 2 percent to 2.5 percent for a period of five and a half years. The city’s revenue, which has always depended on an income tax, has been in a steep decline since at least the year 2000, as many large employers left the south Dayton suburb.

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Politics
8:14 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Help Wanted At Area Boards Of Elections

The lack of student interest and older residents unable to work the polls has created a shortage of workers.  Hundreds of positions need to be filled before the May 6th primary.

It takes 584 poll workers to get the job done in Greene County and right now the search is on to fill about 200 of those slots. Warren County needs nearly 150 more workers.

The problem in Montgomery County is even bigger.

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Politics
7:04 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Ohioans Can Start Early Voting on April Fool’s Day

Ohioans will vote on primary races for statewide offices, including Governor, as well as a statewide ballot issue that would allow the state to issue bonds for some capital improvements. There are more than 600 local issues on the ballot too.

On April first, election boards will start to mail out absentee ballots to those who have requested them, or Ohioans who want to vote early, in person, can vote at the early voting center designated by their county board of elections. 

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